Titans’ Top Ten CPBL Performances—Week 4

by Jim Stewart

Titans’ pitchers and hitters continued to heat up along with the weather as the first month of the CPBL season drew to a close. Individually, 18U Wyatt Slocum’s pitching and hitting prowess earned him accolades as our top performer in Navy and Orange for Week 4 in the CPBL.  Here are our Top Ten performances (May 28-29): 

Wyatt Slocum (18U)—Head Coach Denis Bailey encapsulated his dual player’s successes on the weekend: “Wyatt was great on both sides of the ball. He competed in every at-bat and picked up a win on the mound.” Slocum, who has committed to the Garrett College Lakers in McHenry, Maryland, went 5 for 10, collected 5 RBI, and scored 3 Runs. On the bump, he earned a win by throwing 5 innings, striking out 5, and allowing only 1 earned run. 

Austin Maxwell (15U)—Maxwell led all Titans on the weekend with 7 hits and accrued a gaudy .875 batting average; he had 2 doubles, 4 RBI, and scored 4 Runs. Coach John Michael Tashos was doubly-impressed:  “Austin locked down third base defensively, and was on base more times than I could count. Great work offensively and defensively.”

Nate Windle (16U)—Head Coach Eddie McKiernan described the Aurora resident as “extremely hot at the plate” after a 5 for 9 offensive performance featuring 4 doubles and 5 RBI.

Austin Sherman (15U)—Coach John-Michael Tashos felt that Sherman “flexed his muscles during crucial times at the plate” to characterize the 15U Titan’s “3 for 6, 5 RBI and 1 double” offensive output.

Mitchell Crowley (17U)— Crowley’s talents as dual player were on display over the weekend.  Crowley was a perfect 1 for 1 in save opportunities while also hitting .400 for the 17U Titans. Head Coach Lawrence Vera was impressed with Crowley’s “effectiveness on the bump and in the batter’s box.”


Eric Lanoue (18U)—The veteran  starter picked up another win for his 18U Titans squad by throwing  7 innings and yielding only 2 Earned Runs while striking out 9 and walking none. Head Coach Denis Bailey offered this assessment of Lanoue’s effectiveness on the bump:  “Eric gave us another fantastic start. He was all around the strike zone and produced weak contact all game long.”

Luc Gelinas (16U)- Head Coach Eddie McKiernan felt that his middle infielder “had a great weekend in the lead-off spot.” Gelinas went 4-9 with a double and 4 RBI. Coach McKiernan added that “Luc also played great defense during his starts at second base and shortstop.”

Cameron Byers (17U)—Byers continued to roll along for the 17U Titans by going  5.1 innings and striking out nine versus the Mets on his way to his second W.

Tim Khan (15U)—Khan collected 4 hits on his way to a .667 batting average over the weekend during which he drove in 3 runs and drew 2 bases on balls.  

Josh Yi (17U)—Yi was his team’s home run hero on the weekend. His timely Titan tater--a 3-run shot—provided the go-ahead runs to propel the 17U squad to victory. He finished the game with 4 RBI.


Honorable Mention:

Nolan Keating (17U)—Coach Vera acknowledged that his hard-hitting catcher   “topped our team’s offense for another week by going 2 for 4 with 4 walks and a triple.”


Zach Tomlinson (16U)—Coach McKiernan was pleased that Tomlinson “continues to stay hot” by going 5 for 12 and driving in 3 runs.

Ricardo Lora (15U)—Coach Tashos described Lora as an “Absolute wall behind the plate. Ricardo also looked great throwing out multiple base runners this weekend”